Ruth V <I>Mathias</I> Holton

Ruth V Mathias Holton

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Death 26 Sep 2015 (aged 94)
Burial South Rockwood, Monroe County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 153003215 · View Source
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From: Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home

Ruth V. Holton
May 13, 1921 - September 26, 2015

Obituary for Ruth V. Holton

Ruth V. Holton, age 94, passed away on September 26, 2015, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Nursing Facility.

Born May 13, 1921 in Bradford, Ohio, Ruth was the daughter of Olas and Martha Mathias. As a young child Ruth moved with her family to Flat Rock, MI.

Ruth was a very good athlete and participated in basketball and baseball, lettering in both sports at Flat Rock High School. During her high school years Ruth was the President of the Sophomore Class and was the First President of the GAA (Girls Athletic Association). Upon her graduation from Flat Rock High School she went on to attend Eastern Michigan University.

On March 16, 1946 she married Vernard Holton in Flat Rock, MI. They resided in South Rockwood for many years.

Ruth began her library career while still in high school, working for Wayne County Library System in Flat Rock. She continued her library career with the Monroe County Library System and the Airport Public Schools until retiring in 1986. After her retirement Ruth became an avid golfer. She was also a member of the Monroe Thrift Shop Association, the Mercy Memorial Guild, the NOMADS travel club and the First United Methodist Church in Monroe where she also taught Sunday School Classes.

Ruth's memories will be cherished by her loving family, brother Lowell Mathias; children Ron (Sharon) Newton, Vernard Holton, Jr., Susan (Harris) Sacks, James (Dottie) Holton, Ruth (Dennis) Kahlbaum; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Flat Rock Chapel on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 1 pm to 8 pm. Funeral Services will be held in the Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11 am. Pastor Katie Waggoner will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in South Rockwood, MI.

The family suggests memorial donation to the First United Methodist Church, the IHM Nursing Facilities or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the compassionate and caring nursing staff at the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


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  • Created by: Kurt Johnson
  • Added: 28 Sep 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153003215
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth V Mathias Holton (13 May 1921–26 Sep 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153003215, citing Riverside Cemetery, South Rockwood, Monroe County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Kurt Johnson (contributor 47367988) .